Chief Financial Officer

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Permanent 7/01/2022
  • Support service delivery
  • Drive improvements to systems and reporting
  • Lead and support hardworking team

 Wingecarribee Shire Council is undergoing significant transformation in response to new organisational leadership and an informed and engaged community.  Under new executive leadership, Council’s priorities are to rebuild engagement with the community, enhance service delivery and create a responsive, resilient and agile organisation.  The newly appointed Director Corporate Strategy and Resourcing is now seeking to appoint an experienced and customer focused Chief Financial Officer to support the organisation’s delivery of services to the community.

 Wingecarribee Shire Council is located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW.  Covering 2,700 square kilometres and characterised by natural bushland, deep sandstone gorges, and rural landscapes, the Shire is scattered by small towns and villages, many of which are historical and attractive tourist destinations.  In addition to tourism, other economic drivers of the region include agriculture, manufacturing, education, health and construction. 

 Working with the senior Executive Team and reporting to the Director Corporate Strategy and Resourcing, the Chief Financial Officer will contribute to a whole-of-organisation perspective to ensure Council’s long-term sustainability.  Specifically, the Chief Financial Officer will:

  • lead a team of diverse professionals to improve and simplify Council’s financial systems, processes and reporting;
  • provide financial advice to the Executive and business unit leaders based on robust data to enable informed decisions;
  • review and simplify the budgeting process;
  • build capacity within the team; and,
  • action responses to a number of independent reviews.

 With relevant tertiary qualifications, an understanding of Local Government and deep experience in financial management at a senior level, you will have a track record in working collaboratively and responsively with internal customers.  You will have developed robust and clear financial reports that support improved business and service delivery.  Candidates will have exceptional communications skills to inspire and influence, astute political judgement, will have a strong “can do” attitude and will have demonstrated deep accountability.  The ability to develop and nurture effective stakeholder relationships internally and externally is essential.

 Enquiries or requests for an information pack should be directed to Judith Carpenter on 02 9558 5102 or confidential resumes sent to:

 Closing date: Monday 24th January, 2022